MEOW Foundation's Shelter is Full - Adopters are Desperately Needed

    CALGARY, Nov. 21 /CNW/ - MEOW Foundation's rescue shelter for abandoned
cats is full and the shelter has been at capacity for over a month now.
Debbie Nelson, Operation's Director explains, "We're desperately seeking
adopters with loving homes for our numerous adult cats as our shelter and
foster homes are overflowing. We're unable to rescue and provide assistance to
the many stray cats waiting for rescue until some of our existing cats are
    MEOW is aware this is only the calm before the storm. Nelson continues,
"we have many Calgarians who are trying their best to provide some interim
food and care for cats living in alleys, on business properties and in
backyards and we're unable to bring those animals into our care until we have
more capacity. We realize this situation is frustrating, not only for MEOW but
for those Calgarians who find stray cats suffering out on our city streets and
are waiting for MEOW to take them in."
    And the situation isn't about to improve. Unfortunately, with the winter
season approaching, the number of cats in need of a home is only going to
substantially increase. Not only are the older cats in need of a home but MEOW
is aware that there are still pregnant cats and cats with young kittens in
need of care who are currently out on the streets.
    MEOW is a participant in a program called Home 4 The Holidays, an
international program which promotes the adoption of rescued cats from
November through to January. Christmas is a time to recognize those in need in
our community and our rescued cats are no exception. Celebrate Christmas by
giving and opening your heart and home. Give a survivor a second chance and
help MEOW to continue to help those at risk and in dire need on the streets of
Calgary. In doing so, you'll help us with our vision of making Calgary a
no-kill city.


    MEOW Foundation

    MEOW Foundation is a non-profit, no-kill organization that facilitates
the adoption of abandoned cats in the Calgary area. MEOW is a federally
registered charity, and its foundation services are powered primarily by
volunteers. MEOW has successfully adopted out more than 3,000 cats since its
inception in 2000.

    Home 4 The Holidays Program

    The Christmas season is a time when we recognize people in need. There
are others in need, too, with four legs and more often than not a tail. All
they are looking for is a warm home and love.
    The "Home 4 the Holidays" program began in 1999 when 14 San Diego rescue
groups worked together to find homes for 2,563 orphaned pets during the
Christmas season. This program is now an international program with
15 countries participating.
    The drive runs from November 5, 2007 through to January 3, 2008 with the
goal of 350,000 adoptions.

For further information:

For further information: or for an interview, please contact: Debbie
Nelson, Operations Director, MEOW Foundation, Cell (403) 512-1999,

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